Symbol used online for 3 things usually.

1. Bolding or emphasizing a word where font types are unavailable.
2. A way of setting off a word that gives what you're writing a "tone" without actually leading the reader to believe that you're saying the word.
3. Making a correction to a previous mistake.
In order of the definitions of asterisk:

1. I *really* want to come over and rotate your tires.
2. *grin* If you gt what I mean.
3. *get (or get*)
by XadaTen December 29, 2014
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you know that weird black star symbol on your keyboard? or is it a flower? who cares. anyways, asterisks are usually used in bad words to cancel out the vowels such as “f*ck” or “sh*t”

so instead of using a bad word, why not just call someone an asterisk? they will most likely not know what you are talking about, but you will since you’re reading this post right now. when someone pisses you off, call them an asterisk. or text them one. * haha see what i did there
god he’s such an asterisk!”

“what are you talking about?”
by simp for you June 21, 2020
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A symbol used almost only for replacing the vowels in a curse word by those who are too scared to type the real word.
use of the asterisk:
b*tch, f*ck, f*g, sh*t, *ssh*le, qu**r, wh*re
by Your seudonym November 10, 2009
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(verb) 1. to use one or more asterisks to cover up a suggestive word. You can asterisk the word 'fuck' as f***.
2. to make or cause to seem (a word) suggestive.
1. Your write-up is full of asterisked words.
2. Do not asterisk words haphazardly. There is no need for asterisking the words 'promiscuous' and 'sexuality'.
by uttam maharjan January 1, 2012
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A symbol used to signify action when talking on IMs.
The asterisk is the * symbol.

Guy one: *cough* loser. What were you thinking? *bitch slaps*

Guy two: I don't know. Anyone could have made that mistake.
by Gibberling February 16, 2006
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asterisk is open source PBX software designed for the Linux operating system.

asterisk eliminates the need of buying hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of dedicated PBX hardware.

Aside from Linux, asterisk also runs on various other operating systems, including: BSD, OS X, and now the Windows operating system using "AstWind" package.
Admin: We need a PBX for our organization, but we're kinda low on cash to buy expensive PBX hardware...

Assistant: No problem! Use asterisk, the open source Linux PBX.

Admin: I feel so stupid...
by Qbert February 2, 2005
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The word, as used here, apparently refers to the anus.
The term "asterisk" appears in the book "I'm no Saint" by Hayt, Elizabeth, in describing analingus during one of her heterosexual liaisons.
by Michael S. Goodman December 27, 2005
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